News from the American Council for Kosovo

Syrious Deja Vu: 'US on Jihadist side...again'

Published on July 8, 2012, Russia Today

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Syrious Deja Vu: 'US on Jihadist side...again'

More than a hundred nations supporting the Syrian opposition have urged tougher action by the UN against President Bashar al Assad. At a meeting in Paris, the US and its allies called for Chapter 7 of the UN Charter to be enacted, allowing economic sanctions, and if necessary, military intervention in Syria. And as Gayane Chichakyan explains, the West's backing of the Syrian rebels has echoes of a...


Russians and Chinese Were Right to Veto Syria Resolution: Remember Libya – and Kosovo

Published on February 14, 2012, Russia Insights

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America’s U.N. ambassador pronounced herself “disgusted” by the Russian-Chinese double veto of a western-sponsored Security Council resolution to facilitate armed intervention in Syria. Particular venom has been aimed againstRussia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Effused one commentator, “Putin has sent a message to his own people: He . . . supports using violence and murder to help tyrants maint...


Talk of ‘Arab Spring’ in Russia Reveals Washington’s Misguided Agenda

Published on February 2, 2012, American Council for Kosovo

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A Google English-language search of “Arab Spring” and “Putin” yields almost seven million hits. A large proportion of them originate in the hopes of American officials, think tanks, and NGOs that the supposedly “democratic” movement boiling through the Arab world will soon reach Russia. Notable was the Tweet by a Republican Senator known for his anti-Russian views and hostility towards curre...


Failed Social Engineering in the Balkans

Published on November 4, 2011, The American Spectator

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Mitrovica Bridge

The end of the Cold War removed the most important constraint on Washington's tendency towards empire. Since then no country has gone to war more often than America. Yet the only conflict with any degree of necessity was Afghanistan -- initially going after al Qaeda. And none of these adventures has turned out particularly well. One of Washington's great failures has been the Balkans. The regio...


NATO still getting it wrong in Kosovo

Published on October 24, 2011, Ottawa Citizen

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Kosovo and Metohija Cordon

In the three years since Kosovo, urged on by the United States, declared its unilateral independence, there has been no final resolution of this long-festering wound in the heart of the Balkans. After the expulsion of the Serbian military from Kosovo in 1999 there was a systematic purging of the non-Albanian population and a rampage of revenge killing, and destruction. In March, 2004, the Al...


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